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NORWOOD, Thomas Manson

1830–1913

Biography

NORWOOD, Thomas Manson, a Senator and a Representative from Georgia; born in Talbot County, Ga., April 26, 1830; pursued an academic course; graduated from Emory College, Oxford, Ga., in 1850; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Savannah, Ga.; member, State house of representatives 1861-1862; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1868; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from November 14, 1871, to March 3, 1877; resumed the practice of law in Savannah, Ga.; elected as a Representative to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); again resumed the practice of law; appointed judge of the city court of Savannah in 1896 and served twelve years; retired to his country home, "Hancock Hall," near Savannah, Ga., and died there June 19, 1913, interment in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Ga.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Emory University
Robert W. Woodruff Library

Atlanta, GA
Papers: 1859-1874. 7 items. Business and professional correspondence.
Additional Papers: 19 personal and congressional letters (1872-1882) in the Leander Newton Trammell papers, 1866-1881; and correspondence in Warren A. Candler papers, 1846-1977.

Georgia Department of Archives and History

Atlanta, GA
Papers: In File II Names, primarily incoming correspondence to the governor of Georgia. Finding aid.

Georgia Historical Society

Savannah, GA
Papers: 1 autograph.

University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection

Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1856-1908. 30 items. Manuscripts, clippings, letters, speeches and essays.

Virginia Historical Society

Richmond, VA
Papers: In Norwood family papers, 1849-1910. 156 items. Chiefly correspondence with his wife.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bragg, William Harris. "The Junius of Georgia Redemption: Thomas M. Norwood and the 'Nemesis' Letters." Georgia Historical Quarterly 77 (Spring 1993): 86-122.

Mellichamp, Josephine. "Thomas Norwood." In Senators from Georgia, pp. 152-55. Huntsville, AL: Strode Publishers, 1976.

Norwood, Thomas Manson. A True Vindication of the South, in a Review of American History. Savannah: Braid & Hutton, 1917.

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